National Lottery gives £6m to support action on climate change

The National Lottery Community Fund has granted £6m to 21 local community projects focussed on the environment and wase reduction.

The 21 awards have been funded through The National Lottery-funded Climate Action Fund (CAF), a £100m fund that aims to reduce the carbon footprint of communities and support community-led movements that demonstrate what is possible when people take the lead in tackling climate change.

The projects include £150,000 to Circular Fashion Economy, in Norwich, to expand its successful clothing-swap shop concept across Norfolk, and £150,000 to Groundwork South and North Tyneside to create a 'repair and reuse' culture within the local community. Communities’ Reduce, Reuse and Recycle in Edinburgh is also benefitting from £150,000 in National Lottery funding – enabling it to support local people to reduce their waste and consumption habits while diverting items from landfill.

National Lottery research has found 4 in 5 adults in the UK (79 per cent) think local communities are responsible for acting on climate change. The research also shows that over half (54 per cent) of p

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